Las Vegas, NV – During the inaugural Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance a celebrity in its own right, will be making its way back to the bright lights of Vegas. Frank Sinatra’s very own 1961 Dual Ghia L.6.4 Hardtop will be featured at the 2019 Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance taking place October 25-28. The vehicle will be heading down from the National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nev. for the inaugural event.
A bit of history behind a car fit for the “Chairman of the Board”
Virgil Exner designed a series of Chrysler “dream cars” in 1950 and in 1956 Dual Ghia began production using a Dodge Firebomb V-8 engine and Dodge chassis. The Dodge chassis were shipped to Torino, Italy, to be shortened and fitted with Ghia bodywork in convertible form, under the name Ghia L.6.4. Upon completion in Detroit, Michigan, Dual Ghia then hand-picked the driver, Frank Sinatra. After purchasing the vehicle, Sinatra later personalized it even further and hired designer, George Barris, to make cosmetic changes including flush headlamps, wire wheels, a stereo and CB radio. The $15,000 L.6.4 was one of the most exclusive cars in the world, with just 26 produced. Today, only 17 of the cars survive.
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ABOUT LAS VEGAS CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE (LVCE)
In the inaugural year, the 2019 Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance brings the historic automobile show to the Entertainment Capital of the World. Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance exhibits nearly 30 classes of rare and unique automobiles from around the world, most never before shown in Las Vegas. The four-day event will be hosted at some of Las Vegas’ most prestigious locations including, the Keep Memory Alive Event Center, DragonRidge Country Club at MacDonald Highlands and the iconic Las Vegas Blvd. Proceeds from the event will benefit the LVCE/ArtCenter Scholarship Fund. For more information, visit lasvegasconcours.com.